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Abu Hamza's son facing firearms charge

January 3, 2019 5:19 PM
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Abu Hamza's son facing firearms charge

A man held as part of the investigation into the murder of a security guard in Mayfair on New Year's Day is the son of the banned radical cleric Abu Hamza.

Imran Mostafa Kamel is accused of possessing a firearm in relation to an incident at Fountain House, Park Lane, which happened soon after the killing.

Tudor Simionov, 33, was providing security for a party at a flat there.

Mr Kamel, 26, of The Grove, Ealing, appeared earlier at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or danger, and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

The Met Police said the charges related to an incident at Fountain House at about 05:35 GMT in which no firearm was discharged.

The force added the alleged offences were not linked to Mr Simionov's stabbing - which happened at about 05:30 - or the stabbing of three other people at the event.

Those three people, two men and a woman, did not receive life-threatening injuries.


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